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Uruguay Travel Guide: What to Do in Uruguay

Best Time to Go to Uruguay

Winter in the Northern Hemisphere is summer below the equator, so the warmest months in Uruguay are December through February — and this is when hotel rates tend to go up, especially along the coast. Travel any other time of year, including the relatively mild winter, to avoid crowds and save on nightly rates. Uruguay’s Carnaval can last up to 40 days and generally runs from mid to late January through February; book early if you’re traveling during this time period.

Uruguay on a Budget

Uruguay is less of a bargain than you might expect, especially in tourist hot spots such as Punta del Este and Montevideo. Traveling outside the summer high season can help; so can booking a hostel or homestay where you can cook for yourself instead of eating at restaurants. Street food such as hot dogs, hamburgers and empanadas can also save you a few coins.

Uruguay Trip Reviews

circumnavigate south america by gary and henny
“My wife and I joined the Crown Princess in Forth Lauderdale on the 16 Feb. ’14 for a 49 day cruise around South America finishing in Los Angeles. The cruise itself was great as we visited over 20 ports of call. The most interesting were Barbados where we went snorkelling with the turtles and after we enjoyed …”Read more!

Antarctica Sailing and pre and post shore excursions by Sandra OHara

“Antarctica, Sailing on Celebrity’s Infinity February 16 to March 2, 2014 Plus Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls February 10 to 15, and March 2, 2014 This is a wonderful trip and a great experience, and if this is on your bucket list, GO! But, before you book you must keep in mind: Buenos Aires and Montevideo are …” Read more!

Christmas & New Years Cruise South America Style by Amelia Hesson
“12/22/12–Valparaiso & Santiago, Chile on the Star Princess We pulled in Valparaiso very early in the morning, around 4am. We had hired Christian, the van man over a year ago and were looking to get an early start. Our agenda included Santiago, a nice sit down lunch, a visit to a winery with tasting, and a …” Read more!

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